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The problem could be overheating or a faulty motherboard. A professional laptop repairer will have testing tools and programs that he can use to test the laptop and see if the mainboard is faulty.
For example PC CHECK is a good tool for professional use, but it is not ideal for home user. it will cost you too much.
Free tools are also available, for example memtest http://www.memtest.org/
but this program only tests the ram memory. If errors come up, then you have faulty ram memory, which is cheap to replace. But if errors remains after replacing with new modules the main board is faulty most likely.
If no errors come up then the memory is OK. The problem can be the video adapter / card in the motherboard.
you can run this simple test in windows.http://freestone-group.com/video-card-stability-test.htm
If your computer crashes or freezes when you run this, it is possibly faulty video adapter on the motherboard- in this case the whole motherboard has to be replaced as the video card is build into the board and can not be replaced.
The video card test is not very good, if your computer just freezes up in any case, it won't provide any new information.
Next possible problem is the CPU, PC CHECK program has good test for it, but again it costs too much for a home user to purchase.
You can try free boot cd, http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/index.html Ultimate boot cd, that has cpu stress test programs.
if the computer freezes during memory or cpu testing, then most likely the motherboard or the cpu is faulty. If you are unable to test the memory, the computer freezes during test, then please take the memory to a professional that can test the memory on another computer.
Posted on Sep 27, 2010
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